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Man arrested in September death of 6 month old

PEORIA (WEEK) — A man has been arrested in the death of a 6-month-old infant, according to police.

Kyle Purser, 20, was arrested Tuesday, November 12, for murder and was transported to the Peoria County Jail, according to a release by the Peoria Police Department.

On September 8, police responded to the 1200 block of South Matthew regarding an unresponsive baby.

The infant was not breathing inside the residence and emergency medical assistance was given by police, fire and AMT. The baby was transported to an area hospital, and was pronounced dead that same day, Sept. 8, according to the release.

“Due to suspicious circumstances regarding the baby’s death, further information developed during the course of the investigation led to the arrest of the baby’s father on today’s date at the Peoria Police Department,” according to the release.

Drew Veskauf

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